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  • Bernardo Bertolucci revisits 'Last Emperor' in 'innocent 3-D'

    Bernardo Bertolucci revisits 'Last Emperor' in 'innocent 3-D'
    Legendary Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci is a commanding figure at the age of 73 as his wheelchair rolls into a private dining room at a Beverly Hills hotel. He's wearing a wide-brim hat and aviator sunglasses, but over an espresso, he proves to be...
  • Venice Shakes Up Film Market

    After launching the Lido's first bona-fide bazaar last year, Venice Film Market topper Pascal Diot is looking to expand it by offering more space for screenings, plus networking opportunities and matchmaking initiatives within the Lido's relaxed setting,...
  • 'Gravity,' at Venice Film Festival, pulls critics into its orbit

    In space no one can hear you applaud, but down here on Earth critical acclaim is reverberating for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," the new thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday and will be released stateside Oct. 4. Starring Sandra...
  • Samuel Fuller documentary 'A Fuller Life' premiering at Venice

    Samuel Fuller documentary 'A Fuller Life' premiering at Venice
    Sixty years ago, maverick director Samuel Fuller won the Bronze Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival for his gritty film noir “Pickup on South Street” with Richard Widmark and Thelma Ritter. Now, six decades later, Samantha...
  • Venice Film Festival kicks off awards race

    Summer's not yet over and Hollywood's annual awards race has already started — though you may have to hop a plane and travel several thousand miles to notice. The Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, to be quickly followed by two other high-...
  • William Friedkin Makes Italian Connection at Venice Film Festival

    William Friedkin held court on Thursday at the Venice Film Festival, where he received a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement ahead of the world preem of a restored and recolored copy of his 1977 thriller "Sorcerer." "Sorcerer," an adaptation of French...
  • Swipe Nicks Sales Rights to Chilean 'Sisters' at Venice Film Festival

    Frank Mannion's Swipe Films has inked world sales rights to Chilean Sebastian Sepulveda's "The Quispe Sisters," which world premieres today at Venice's 28th Critics' Week. A U.K.-based production-distribution-sales house, Swipe is closing a French...
  • Elle Buys Italian 'Art' at Venice Film Festival

    Paris-based sales company Elle Driver has acquired all international territories outside Italy on ambitious Italo animation drama "The Art of Happiness," by Alessandro Rak, which opened the International Critics' Week here at Venice. Pic for adult...
  • 'Tracks' Producer Recalls Film's Journey to Screen

    "Tracks" producer Emile Sherman is no stranger to the Lido. The last time the Australian producer, who makes up one-half of the producing duo at See-Saw Films ("The King's Speech"), hit Venice was with sexually graphic Michael Fassbender drama "Shame" in...
  • Russian Cinema: Searching for Homegrown Hits

    While the Russian box office has been exploding over the past few years, some see growth in different terms. The Russian market is still at an embryonic stage, in the sense that it was still evolving from an industry dependent on state aid to one...
  • Russian Cinema: Alexander Rodnyansky Backs Local Hits and Works with Global Pics

    For the Russian biz to develop further it needs to cultivate more producers of the stature of Alexander Rodnyansky, who has established a stable of interlinking companies that allow him to exploit the films he produces both in Russia and abroad. On the...